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Petition to Randall L. Stephenson, Charles W. Dahlquist II, Michael Surbaugh, The Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America

Tell the Boy Scouts to End Discrimination Against Young Women

I cannot change my gender to fit the Boy Scouts’ standards, but the Boy Scouts can change their standards to include me. I am determined to be an Eagle Scout. It isn’t just a hobby, it’s access to some of the best leadership training there is. According to the BSA, over half of all astronauts were involved in Scouting and 16.3% of West Point cadets are Eagle Scouts. Of the current Congress, 191 members were involved in Scouting, 18 current U.S. governors participated in Scouting, and many of them are Eagle Scouts. The facts say it all -- high-level Scouting creates opportunity, and with opportunity comes a chance at success in the global community. Unfortunately for me and half the country’s population, we are excluded from most of these amazing opportunities for no reason other than that we are female. That’s why I’m calling on the BSA to end the discriminatory ban against young women and girls, and allow all children to participate in the Boy Scouts and earn the Eagle Rank. In most countries, Scouting is co-ed. International Scouting appreciates that separating children by gender is an artifact from a bygone era. The BSA has opened a few programs to girls and young women, but the Scouts exclude us from joining Scout Troops, and we are not eligible to earn the rank of Eagle Scout -- the most advanced, and most challenging leadership program they have. Boy Scouting teaches young people to be strong leaders. I, and many young women like me, want this chance at the best leadership training for our youth. Women can now hold all combat roles, and have already earned Bronze and Silver Stars, and Purple Hearts in war. Women have leadership roles in government, business, academia and entertainment. Imagine what else would be possible for women with Eagle Scout training.... Under the leadership of former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, the Boy Scouts recently ended anti-gay policies, allowing all boys and LGBT adults full membership in Scouting.  The Boy Scouts should now end discriminatory policies based on gender, welcoming all children to participate in Scouting, including young women and girls.   I know I could rise through the ranks and become an Eagle Scout alongside the best of the boys -- all I need is the opportunity. Please join us in calling on the Boy Scouts to allow all children to participate in Scouting and earn the Eagle Rank. Please sign our petition and encourage your friends on social media to get involved. We can be reached at  Thank you for your support. Photo credit: Yasmeen Khan at WNYC. 

Sydney and Bryan Ireland
9,860 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Daron Nefcy, Jordana Arkin, Dave Wasson, Brad Breeck, The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney, Eden Rebecca Sher, Adam McArthur, Alan Wray Tudyk

Help Make These Changes for The Future of Star vs the forces of Evil Before it's to Late

1# Please  Make me a Star vs the forces of evil Voice Actor: Well my Birthday is coming in  July so it'll just be super awesome to Star in couple episodes in one of the shows I love the most. That is if there's a way to get back to California 2# adding  a Alfonzo and Ferguson in mewni subplot will be cool: They can go to the main character's dimension to battle evil monsters, study magic, and learn the true History of Mewni's  Past. It  would be far more interesting, and would have much less "teen romance drama" than the actual final product. (( That doesn't mean I don't enjoy Starco by the way )) When they make mistakes, they will work Together to slowly fix them. They strive to help each other and their friends as well, making them great role models for young children.   But who would be their Guide to the great unknown? While you may think Jackie because she's cool and met Ludo or Jenna because she's into creepy unknown  I think Angie is the best choice storywise For one she doesn't even know who her son Marco is Anymore so any information she get on what's happening would put her at ease Another reason is because she's THE only other Human who's actually been to mewni Finally her great mother skills would put the Boys at ease when things get Rough. She can help the boys become more Social. I had other reasons why she'd make a good lead but I forgot. 3#: Star Butterfly from "Star vs the Forces of Evil" should be made an official Disney princess it'll  attract more viewers to the show, and Disney would probably make more money. So it's a win-win, for disney, creators, and fans. Not only that but we'll get better Merchandise for the Show 4# a Huge Crossover with Ducktales, Amphibia’ & The Owl House : All Four Have a Main Girl Heroine And they are all Disney Shows so why not? And with those Dimensional scissors worlds wouldn't even be a problem What's your opinion on all this please let me know

Tomas fields
17 supporters